Feb 15, 2023
Black History Month Campaign Ideas for Nonprofits
Your nonprofit must make sure that the diverse stakeholders you serve know that they are an integral part of the fabric of your organization and that your nonprofit genuinely honors them and who they are.
It is important to note, that to be truly inclusive, your organization should not limit its acknowledgment and celebration of these groups just to their “appointed” months but should make an effort to embrace and celebrate all of its constituents throughout the year.
This Black History Month, we’re celebrating all of our nonprofit partners that are addressing their communities’ needs not only in February but all year round. And, we want to highlight a few organizations doing a great job celebrating this important time through their missions or through dedicated community campaigns.
3 Fundraising Campaign Ideas that Inspire all Year Long
MKE Black, Inc
Using GiveSmart campaign pages, this nonprofit shines their mission through year-round giving pages, and virtual events. Check out their campaigns to get a clear picture of how they communicate and celebrate their impact.
The Pad Project
The Pad Project creates and cultivates local and global partnerships to end period stigma and to empower women and all menstruators worldwide. They know that one in four teens in the U.S. has missed class because they don’t have access to menstrual products, and they partner with international NGOs because lack of product access correlates to missed education everywhere.
During Black History Month, The Pad Project has partnered with two women shining a light on Black menstruators and their experiences in the menstrual equity space.
Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation
The Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation addresses the needs of the millions of desperate cancer patients who have been sent home to die with no options and no hope. Dr. Green, their founder, knows that one day, all cancer patients will have access to more effective, targeted, and affordable treatments.
This tech-based foundation focuses on year-round fundraising, using a GiveSmart landing page, peer-to-peer fundraising, and an embedded, customized donation form directly on their webpage. They used videos to share their impact and made their mission clear.
Whether your organization does something dedicated to Black History Month or not, make sure to continuously support all the communities you serve and represent, all year round.